If you're finding it challenging to align the right resources for your finance team, it could be that you need to rethink your staffing strategy — fast.
Fast-growing companies must assess whether they have strong infrastructure in place to support not only current business needs, but also future expansion. That’s the core message from a recent webinar, “Scaling for Organizational Growth: Make or Break Decisions,” from Protiviti and global technology computer corporation, Oracle.
If challenging jobs with flexibility are appealing to you, working as a financial consultant could be the answer. But a more flexible schedule is only one reason why many skilled financial professionals, including finance leaders, choose to follow this path.
Could someone easily step in and do your job if you left the company today? If you're a financial executive without a succession plan, you're far from alone, according to a recent Robert Half Management Resources survey. But procrastinating could be placing the business at risk.
For skilled, experienced professionals who are considering the consulting path, 2016 could prove to be an opportune time to enter the field. Research for the 2016 Robert Half Salary Guide for Accounting and Finance suggests that consultants with in-demand skills are likely to be highly sought-after by employers next year.